Having a cat in your home is an experience you do not want to miss.
All you have to do is to pick the breed that will best suit your personality. There are a big number of cat breeds out there for you to choose, not to mention those that have been cross-bred.
Each breed has its own unique characteristic and personality, this means that each cat will behave differently and require specific care.
The best thing to do is to pick the best breed that is suited to you. Below you will find the top 10 breeds that you can choose from.
1. Persian Cat
The Persian cat is one of the most popular breeds. This cat is known for their long and fluffy hair that can grow up to 7.5 centimeters. The Persian’s fur can vary through a range of colors including white, black, gray, orange or a combination of these colors.
Due to their long hair Persian cats require more maintenance. However you and Kitty will grow to love this bonding time.
2. Siamese Cat
Siamese cats are also very popular. Often in movies they are villianised as being ‘evil’. However Siamese cats simply want to be the centre of attention and well cared for and will only kick up a fuss if they need something.
They have markings in their hair that make them very distinct. They also have slender bodies and very elegant posture.
3. Maine Coon Cat
The Maine Coon Cat, is one of the oldest breeds of cats. This cat can be found in most parts of the world as they can withstand cold and warm climates.
This beautiful cat will be a loyal addition to the family. They are fun-loving. Their good-natured personality will make them very safe with kids.
Another wonderful breed for soon-to-be pet owners is the ragdoll. This cat has medium length of hair. They are very gentle, easy-going and affectionate.
They are perfect for any household. This cat is perfect if you are after an indoor pet!
5. Burmese Cat
Burmese cats have short satiny hair with big yellow eyes. They require very little grooming as patting is enough.
Burmese cats like Siamese cats love getting your attention with their meowing, only they have softer voices. This cat is also very loyal and can develop a strong bond with their owner.
This cat is very distinct because of their peculiar backs that end in a shortened tail. They appear to have a very rounded look that makes them more cute and cuddly.
Manx cats are very intelligent and playful, and love being around people. You may be surprised to find that this cat may even be willing to play in water!
7. Siberian Cat
Siberian cats are known for their proportioned bodies and their fur. There are claims that their fur is hypoallergenic, although this is still subject to be confirmed.
This is an intelligent, loyal and affectionate breed of cats with an almost dog-like personality.
8. Somali Cat
Somali cats are long-haired cats that originate from the Abyssinian breed. They have fluffy hair and bottle-brush tails.
This is a perfect cat for owners who want an active, intelligent and playful pet.
Somali cats shed little hair, making perfect for those who do not want too much grooming time.
9. Russian Blue
This breed of cat has blue to bluish-gray coat. They usually have green or dark eyes.
Russian Blues are very playful and intelligent. They bond well with their owners but they are very shy to strangers.
10. American Bobtail
American Bobtails are distinctly recognized for their tails that are shorter than normal cats and look like it has been specially bobbed.
They can have short or long coats. Their eye colors can also vary.
And if you still can’t decide what breed you want, go down to your local pound and adopt one of the many cats who desperately need a loving home.